Special Events Manager
Are you looking to apply your development skills at one of the most-highly regarded nonprofits in Boston? Are social justice and the advancement of women important to you? Then you may have a place at Rosie's Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. What started out as safe place for poor and homeless women to get a bed and a meal in Boston 44 years ago has grown into a multi-faceted community center serving 12,000 women a year.
OBJECTIVE: The Special Events Manager at Rosie’s Place will oversee all fundraising and planning for the annual events portfolio that raises nearly $1.5M gross annually. The Special Events Manager will serve as a point person, working in conjunction with fellow Development team members, on other Rosie’s Place events and cultivation events. He/she will also plan, implement and/or manage special cause-related marketing and fundraising campaigns.
- Oversee all fundraising and planning for Funny Women…Serious Business luncheon
- Oversee fundraising and planning for Safe & Sound gala
- Manage 3rd party events, including the Boston Marathon, WBUR’s A Christmas Carol, etc.
- Manage the Friends of Rosie’s Place young professionals group
- Supervise interns and volunteers
- Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Fundraising.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Minimum of three to five (3 to 5) years of nonprofit special events fundraising and planning experience preferred
- Track record of demonstrating strong fundraising results along with solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
- Proven communication skills including excellent writing and editing, and public speaking
- Ability to learn new tech applications
- Sound judgment and the ability to manage relationships with diverse groups, including board members, corporate and individual donors, vendors and volunteers
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office programs a plus
- Ability to be flexible and as necessary for occasional evening meetings and weekend events
- Ability to sit for long periods of time
- Ability to utilize a PC, phone, fax and copier
- Sensitivity to poverty and its impact on women
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Job is performed in an office environment. Day-to-day work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests, and volunteers. The position may require travel between facilities or community locations.
REPORTS TO: Director of Fundraising.
Occasional evening and weekend work required as determined by Director.
Salary range: $50,000 - $65,000 annually plus full benefits package
A resume and cover letter are required for consideration. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Manager, Special Events” in the subject line of your email.
Rosie’s Place is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rosie’s Place strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities and homeless/formerly homeless people to apply.